In the wake of WoD's poor reception, I've heard a number of players clamoring for classic "vanilla" WoW. In this episode, I explain why I have zero interest in joining a private vanilla-only server. Topics: world of warcraft, blizzard entertainment, mmorpg
"2nd place winner in the Xfire/Blizzard Contest - Comedy For all of you mages who think you are vending machines, here is your chance to shine! While keeping with the aspect of these being movies to instigate players to go play on the Horde and switch from the alliance, we took a semi different approach as to HOW the character switched this time. Why keep everything linear : ) So no, you arnt gonna switch to a warlock : P Although I feel your pain." -- Tristan Pope (Crafting Worlds) Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
"A World of Warcraft video on how to reach the secret island south of Kalimdor as well as reaching the end of the world. Took quite a bit of nifty tricks to reach it, including waterwalk, swiftness, reincarnate and more. It uses the 3ivx D4 4.5.1 Pro Video Codec." -- Paladia, Warcraft Movies website, http://www.warcraftmovies.com/movieview.php?id=532 "The following video shows a horde character making it to the secret island while the "message in the bottle" note still... Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Paladia
"CraftingWorlds.com Presents: Tuesday Downtimes FUN! Aka "a way to waste your time" This movie was just made to test out some new methods to record my movies in High Definition as well as render them in Divx rather than WMV, I am pleased with the results. Not only that but I have managed to reproduce every blizzard effect used in their cinematic trailers for shits and giggles. :) Enjoy! Disclaimer some earlier shots have a bit of lag, this is due to system specs, this will be... Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
Tristan Pope is best known for movies organized around story lines, but he has also delivered several titles more focused on gameplay. "Capture the Flag" falls into the second category. Pope mixes humor and references to sport and movie cliches in depicting competition in the popular Battlegrounds instance, "Warsong Gulch," from the World of Warcraft MMO. Keep an eye out for several imaginative stunts, such as characters playing catch to warm up and an ultimately... Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
"This is a promotional video for my guild, Timeless, on Lightnings Blade. This movie was inspired by the song in the beginning. I wanted to spice up a guild recruitment video and make it something that the movie watcher could enjoy for its content as well as something that would make you come apply to join Timeless, or re-roll Horde.. Either way, I hope you enjoy!" - from Crafting Worlds website. Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
This is a re-release of "I Surrender" (also in the Machinima Archives), notably in the removal of the User Interface and some other touch-ups. - HEL "Along with the release of Episode 2: "Why Surrender, When You Can Resurrect" we decided to touch up Episode 1: "I Surrender"" -- from the Crafting Worlds website. Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
"I Surrender" not only shows what can be one with MMORPG-based machinima, but also is a fine example of the ways in which this new medium both borrows from and comments upon other media forms. Made in the beta version of World of Warcraft , this video borrows precisely from the conventions of MTV music videos, specifically, the revelation of back-story through flashbacks and other devices tied to the rhythms of a romantic power ballad. Ironically, working with the constrained emotes... Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
This is the first dance movie by JuniorX made in the World of Warcraft MMORPG, beta version. As with most movies made in massively-multiplayer games, character actions are limited to emotes and character animations built into the game, which makes the editing and synchronization with music that much more entertaining. In this movie, JuniorX shows off dance moves associated with a variety of races in this game: gnomes, dwarves, humans, orcs, and others. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, JuniorX
"Not Just Another Love Story" is not just another World of Warcraft movie! It does continue Tristan Pope's distinctive series of sly movies set in the massively multiplayer World of Warcraft. -- HEL "I want to give you a full description of this movie, but that would ruin the surprise ... I'll give you a hint: I only executed what the pixels in WOW suggest .. And it has something to do with something that was removed in patch 1.3 Ok, that's all you get! Enjoy! Advisory: This... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
"This was for a contest at ConverseGallery.com. Rules: 24 seconds of pure imagination! IF YOU ENJOY THIS MOVIE AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT ON TV EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org The contest rules stated that you could make a commercial for Converse Shoes, within the realms of the IDEA behind the shoes. These were not meant to be woohoo look IÂm wearing your shoe but an embodiement of the image that shoe potrayed. For example: The Chuck Taylor All StarÂs inspiration is: IMAGINATION. The intention... Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
This is the second dance movie by JuniorX made in the World of Warcraft MMORPG, beta version. As with most movies made in massively-multiplayer games, the character actions are limited to emotes and moves built into the game. In this case, JuniorX relies on Orc dance and fighting moves, set to the tune of MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This." favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: JuniorX, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
In "Why Surrender, When You Can Resurrect?!," Crafting Worlds, with help from the Raiders of Goldshire clan, poke fun at their first movie set in World of Warcraft , "I surrender." "CraftingWorlds.com gives you: Episode 2! The second World of Warcraft Movie release!" -- Crafting Worlds website Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
In this short episode I talk about an upcoming video (about Pandarens), the revamping of our YouTube channel, the cancelled Ion Hazzikostas Q+A, and Warcraft getting inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame. Topics: world of warcraft, blizzard entertainment, mmorpg, pcgaming
"Deity" is a clever parody of the Apple Macintosh "switch" advertising campaign, inspired by the common practice of switching character races and classes in World of Warcraft .Instead of switching from a PC to a Mac, the player switches from a Human Paladin to a Troll Shaman! - HEL Video podcast available at http://craftingworlds.com/switch Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
Winner of 4th Place in the "Best Dance Category" of the 2006 Blizzard/Xfire Machinima competition. Provided by Xfire. "Ever wanted to see a human male model doing flips, breakdance or limbo? Only one out there who can: The man who can! I made this movie for the Xfire contest and got 4th in the dance category. The Animations were a lot of work and I wish i've had a little more time to rework the lighting and stuff a little bit, but overall I'm quite satisfied with it. Watch out... Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Michler, Albert
This machinima movie made in World of Warcraft by Tristan Pope was released in Sept. 2005. It offers a sly commentary on the impact of the recently released Battlegrounds on the citizens of Azeroth. - HEL "This movie was submitted for the Fileplanet Battlegrounds WoW Movie Competition and is awaiting judgement! Battlegrounds was a highly anticipated patch, but with it has come something no one expected The TRUTH behind battlegrounds revealed in this exclusive inside look at battlegrounds,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
"Changed" continues Tristan Pope's series of evocative game movies set in the World of Warcraft MMORPG. As in his previous "I Surrender," this movie mixes impressive gameplay, visual experimentation, and the gradual revealing of backstory through flashbacks and other devices, all set to the Deftones' "Change." -- HEL The directors notes in the beginning of this movie, I believe, describe it best, but in short, this is an embodiment of RAGE, animated in world of... Topics: Pope, Tristan, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
In the World of Warcraft , the secondary profession, archaeology , is incredibly bad. Today I make 9 suggestions that could vastly improve it. Topics: blizzard entertainment, mmorpg, world of warcraft, warcraft, videogames, roleplaying games
Garrison followers with the bodyguard trait... are they worthwhile to adventure with? Hear my thoughts on the latest episode of the Warcraft Recon Report . Topics: world of warcraft, blizzard entertainment, video games, mmorpg
The latest Warcraft Recon Report is now available! From Ashran to the Zangar Sea, I highlight the many failures of the "Warlords of Draenor" expansion. Topics: world of warcraft, blizzard entertainment, mmorpg, videogames, pcgaming
This "World of Warcraft" dance movie takes off from the late 1970s German dance hit, "Dschinghis Khan," by the group Moskau. Made by Watson of the Nugget Buster Brigade clan, it is a companion of sorts to JuniorX's "Dance Movie," showing the dance moves of Dwarves rather than Orcs. Featuring excellent synchronnization with the music and small touches, it remains one of the most popular dance movies on Warcraftmovies.com. -- HEL "i think im getting the hang of... Topics: Watson of Lightbringer, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
"I have always wanted to join the Mirage Raceway pod-races held by gnomes and goblins. It ain't really possible.. or is it? :) About The Movie: The real reason why I made the movie was to test filming with two computers (using private server) concerning my future movies namely (Unlimited Escapism: V2 and CotD: Op Scholo continuations). Also, the song used had a lot of influence too. For the racing cars I chose the flying properller thingie and the goblin race car. The gnome car looked too... Topics: Baron Soosdon, Nublock Movies, Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft
When a Noob leaves town at level one and encounters a level 60 horde in the woods, a bet and a battle ensues. Who will win? 1st place Winner, Best Music/Dance film, Xfire/Blizzard Summer Movie Contest 2006. Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Falkenstein, Jun, Stone Falcon Productions
"Quilek searches for the man who killed his father. He finds more then he bargained for. A film made in "World of Warcraft" for the Xfire WoW movie contest. Received 1st place for dramatic film, and second place for best fight scene. Written, Directed and Edited by Matthew Herrier." -- Matthew Herrier Online website, http://matthewherrier.com Provided by Xfire. Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Herrier, Matthew, Xfire
"Zinwrath: The Movie" was one of the first World of Warcraft-based movies to push post-production of MMO machinima significantly beyond editing of screen captures. Myndflame's project did not yet make use of software that exported models and maps from the game, such as WoW Model Viewer or WoW MapView, but instead relied on manual techniques that nonetheless made fast-paced visual effect possible, such as compositing and overlays of shots. For example, Myndflame "hand cut"... Topics: Myndflame, Dementia Myndflame, Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft
Baron Soosdon in a more conventional mode of WoW machinima than usual, without model or map viewer or heavy post-production editing. The tricks in the video were made through the use of a private server. -- HEL "Sunday, June 3, 2007 012 - The making of "Shake That! Here's how it went: 1) Target NPC 2) .emote 10 3) Point & Shoot 4) Edit! All done in one day. No modelviewing at all - private server / emulator FTW in machinimation! The main thing in a dance video is of course the... Topics: Baron Soosdon, Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Nublock Movies, Scooter
This movie made in World of Warcraft appropriates the "Numa Numa Dance" web phenomenon. The dance movie is set to DiscO-Zone's Dragostea Din Tei, a pop title by a Rumanian band made popular by GMan250's webcam-based dance movie distributed originally at Newgrounds.com. The Film Actors Guild's "Numa Numa Dance" is one of several movies that have reworked this idea in game spaces, literally appropriating the appropriated for another round of circulation. "This is my... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Film Actors Guild, Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft
In this episode, we talk all about Starcraft 2 and suggest ways you could use it to get started developing, discuss Killzone 3's loading screens (or lack thereof) and find out how you can become a part of the Gamecrafters Guild podcast. Topics: video games, starcraft 2, starcraft, podcast, gamecrafters, gamecrafters guild, podcast, killzone,...
Clara's "Rise of the Living Dead" trilogy concludes, with the distinctive cinematography, editing and use of sound effects, voice acting and music characteristic of the series. Like Clara's other movies, this episode in the "Rise of the Living Dead" series was made in the World of Warcraft MMO.-- HEL "The apocalypse has arrived. The dead have risen to destroy the living and take control of Azeroth. There is only one being who has the ability to bring the world back from... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Diltz, J. Joshua, Clara, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Reformation (Guild), Sleeping...
Clara's Rise of the Living Dead trilogy continues, with the distinctive cinematography and use of sound effects and music characteristic of the series -- now with voice acting, too. Like Clara's other movies, this episode in the "Rise of the Living Dead" series was made in the "World of Warcraft" MMO.-- HEL "The end of Azeroth is near..would you have the courage to stand?" -- Dogs of Warcraft website. Soundtrack available at www.apple.com/itunes/ imix keyword... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Diltz, J. Joshua, Clara: Sleeping Dogs Productions, Dogs of Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Blizzard...
"Movie Summary This is a amazing remake by Pathologist of the original Exploration that was made by me (Dopefish). If you like either Exploration or the Unknown series, this is a must watch, with yet again just amazing artistic graphical editing by Pathologist. Link to the original Exploration This is a true tribute to WoW exploration and to Blizzard for making a great game.. " -- Dopefish, Warcraft Movies site, http://www.warcraftmovies.com/movieview.php?id=11836 Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Pathologist, Nogg-Aholics, Dopefish, Lundmark, Tobias,...
Video capture from gathering before first day, 9 May 2008, of "Convergence of the Real and the Virtual," The First Scientific Conference in [i]World of Warcraft[/i] These are test files. The video was captured just as the conference group was beginning to gather. NB. The file whose filename suggests a .divx encoding is in fact a .wmv file. "This is a scientific conference to be held May 9-11, 2008, inside World of Warcraft, devoted to research on WoW and on virtual worlds in... Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, Science magazine
The Nogg-aholics were a "community" of WoW players called the Nogg-aholic Collaboration (NAC). During their halcyon days, from 7 Jan. 2006 to 7. Jan 2007, they gathered instead around an information resource, the Nogg-aholic Forum, and a collaborative machinima project, "My Burning Valentine." Led by prominent WoW explorers such as Dopefish, Malu05 and Snoman, this group of players applied their "leet skills" to "explore the unexplored," a motto affixed... Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Nogg-Aholics, Dopefish, Lundmark, Tobias, Forg
Dementia Myndflame's insanely paced successor to their succesful "Zinwrath" movie, also made in the World of Warcraft , Blizzards massively-multiplayer roleplaying game. "Illegal Danish" took home several awards from the first Blizzard-Xfire World of Warcraft movie contest in spring 2006, including Best Comedy, Best Dialogue and Best Original Music. "Illegal Danish" also received a "Highly Commended" award for Best Machinima Movieat the GameShadow... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Myndflame, Dementia Myndflame, Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Hackleman, D. W.,...
Video capture from gathering before first day, 9 May 2008, of "Convergence of the Real and the Virtual," The First Scientific Conference in World of Warcraft. These video captures show the conference group gathering on the first day, before the session begins. Some shots include the user interface, some do not. The character whose view is shown is Liebenwalde(Henry Lowood). "This is a scientific conference to be held May 9-11, 2008, inside World of Warcraft, devoted to research... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, Science magazine
The "Unlimited Escapism" series from Baron Soosdon offers a wild, pulsating collage of images and sound set for the most part in the massively-multiplayer online game [i]World of Warcraft.[/i] The series shows off his pioneering use of MMO-based video capture and editing, model and map exports, animation editing, an agile team of collaborators, and the use of multiple game platforms and other sources of content. -- HEL "I got my idea for this movie quite a while ago. I wanted to... Topics: Baron Soosdon, Nublock Movies, Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Model Viewer, Map Viewer
An eery, heavily atmospheric movie made in the World of Warcraft movie. Offers an unusual coupling of text dialogue and detailed sound effects and music, which effectively settles the viewer into the moody environment. - HEL "As reports of corpses wandering in the rural areas of Azeroth surface, the High Councilor assembles a plan to deal with the possibility of the return of the Prince of Darkness. An army is assembled of vetran soilders of the Light to partake in the most important and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Diltz, J. Joshua, Clara, Dogs of Warcraft, Sleeping Dogs Productions, World of Warcraft, Blizzard...
Arsonic provides an energetic mixture of gameplay, visual fun, and musical synching set on the Argent Dawn server in World of Warcraft "A World of Warcraft video unlike anything you have ever seen. Filled with unique character profiles, action, comedy, dancing, drama, ale, pirates and much more. Lots of fun that should touch base with any player out there, and even some who have never seen WoW before." -- Warcraftmovies.com. "A tasty blend of unique character profiles, action,... Topics: Palumbo, Anthony = Arsonic, Nerf Bat Productions, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
"In the fading twilight of a harvest evening, a pirate ship emerges from the black horizon to lay siege to a vessel containing the children of the Arch Druid. The promise of a large ransom for the royal children entices the band of pirates, led by the infamous Orc mercenary Grom, to launch a devastating offensive against the unsuspecting revelers. Caught off-guard and unprepared the Arch Druid’s ship is seared by incendiary cannons and set ablaze;the surviving passengers at the mercy of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Sleeping Dogs Productions, Diltz, J. Joshua, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment
Video capture from wedding held after third day, 9 May 2008, of "Convergence of the Real and the Virtual," The First Scientific Conference in World of Warcraft. This video captures the conference group gathering for an in-world wedding after the concluding session of the conference. Some shots include the user interface, some do not. The character whose view is shown is Liebenwalde(Henry Lowood). This is a low-res version. "This is a scientific conference to be held May 9-11,... Topics: World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Convergence of the Real and the Virtual, Science magazine